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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098674/diethylstilbestrol-potential-health-risks-for-women-exposed-in-utero-and-their-offspring
#1
J Leocadia Conlon
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages and preterm labor; the drug was used between 1941 and 1971 in the United States and into the 1980s in other countries. DES exposure is associated with significant long-term health effects, including increased risk for breast cancer, cervical and vaginal clear cell adenocarcinoma, reproductive tract abnormalities, infertility, poor pregnancy outcomes, and early menopause. This article reviews the potential health risks associated with DES exposure, how to assess which patients are at risk, and management recommendations for patients exposed to DES...
February 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092748/optimizing-selective-cutting-strategies-for-maximum-carbon-stocks-and-yield-of-moso-bamboo-forest-using-biome-bgc-model
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Fangjie Mao, Guomo Zhou, Pingheng Li, Huaqiang Du, Xiaojun Xu, Yongjun Shi, Lufeng Mo, Yufeng Zhou, Guoqing Tu
The selective cutting method currently used in Moso bamboo forests has resulted in a reduction of stand productivity and carbon sequestration capacity. Given the time and labor expense involved in addressing this problem manually, simulation using an ecosystem model is the most suitable approach. The BIOME-BGC model was improved to suit managed Moso bamboo forests, which was adapted to include age structure, specific ecological processes and management measures of Moso bamboo forest. A field selective cutting experiment was done in nine plots with three cutting intensities (high-intensity, moderate-intensity and low-intensity) during 2010-2013, and biomass of these plots was measured for model validation...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079555/epidural-labor-analgesia-and-maternal-fever
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Emily E Sharpe, Katherine W Arendt
Women receiving an epidural for labor analgesia are at increased risk for intrapartum fever. This relationship has been supported by observational, before and after, and randomized controlled trials. The etiology is not well understood but is likely a result of noninfectious inflammation as studies have found women with fever have higher levels of inflammatory markers. Maternal pyrexia may change obstetric management and women are more likely to receive antibiotics or undergo cesarean delivery. Maternal pyrexia is associated with adverse neonatal outcomes...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078382/timing-and-mode-of-delivery-in-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-heart-disease-an-analysis-of-practices-within-the-university-of-california-fetal-consortium-ucfc
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Shabnam Peyvandi, Tina Ahn Thu Thi Nguyen, Myriam Almeida-Jones, Nina Boe, Laila Rhee, Tracy Anton, Mark Sklansky, Maryam Tarsa, Gary Satou, Anita J Moon-Grady
Prenatal diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with decreased morbidity. It is also associated with lower birth weights and earlier gestational age at delivery. The University of California Fetal Consortium (UCfC) comprises five tertiary medical centers, and was created to define treatment practices. We utilized this consortium to assess delivery patterns and outcomes in subjects with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of CHD. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on maternal-neonatal pairs diagnosed with complex CHD prenatally (n = 186) and postnatally (n = 110) from 2011 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076532/-trajectories-of-women-living-with-hiv-aids-in-brazil-progress-and-permanence-of-the-response-to-the-epidemic
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Wilza Vieira Villela, Regina Maria Barbosa
This article analyzes the trajectories of 85 women living with HIV/AIDS in six Brazilian cities: Belém, São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Goiânia, Recife and Pelotas, to understand some specific aspects of their experiences before and after diagnosis. It is based on in-depth interviews conducted in 2009 addressing women diagnosed with HIV between 1 and 20 years previously. The results show a profile characterized by limited access to school, health services and labor and a marked presence of violence. The reasons for applying HIV tests vary over time and there is an increase in prenatal testing, although no modifications in the context of the infection are apparent...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073146/value-based-care-in-hepatology
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Mario Strazzabosco, John I Allen, Elizabeth O Teisberg
The migration from legacy fee-for-service reimbursement to payments linked to high value health care is accelerating in the United States because of new legislation and re-design of payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Since patients with chronic diseases account for substantial use of health care resources, payers and health systems are focusing on maximizing the value of care for these patients. Since chronic liver diseases impose a major health burden worldwide affecting the health and lives of many individuals and families as well as substantial costs for individuals and payers, hepatologists must understand how they can improve their practices ...
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072678/pain-anxiety-and-fatigue-during-labor-a-prospective-repeated-measures-study
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Ya-Ling Tzeng, Ya-Ling Yang, Pi-Chao Kuo, Ya-Chuan Lin, Shu-Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: Pain, anxiety, and fatigue are known to significantly influence labor; however, the interacting relationships among the three symptoms have not been empirically shown. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the interrelationships among intrapartum pain, anxiety, and fatigue relative to the mode of delivery, with or without epidural analgesia (EDA). METHODS: A prospective, repeated measures design was adopted, and women with uncomplicated pregnancies at term (N = 186) were enrolled...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061771/s2o-a-software-tool-for-integrating-research-data-from-general-purpose-statistic-software-into-electronic-data-capture-systems
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Philipp Bruland, Martin Dugas
BACKGROUND: Data capture for clinical registries or pilot studies is often performed in spreadsheet-based applications like Microsoft Excel or IBM SPSS. Usually, data is transferred into statistic software, such as SAS, R or IBM SPSS Statistics, for analyses afterwards. Spreadsheet-based solutions suffer from several drawbacks: It is generally not possible to ensure a sufficient right and role management; it is not traced who has changed data when and why. Therefore, such systems are not able to comply with regulatory requirements for electronic data capture in clinical trials...
January 7, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048902/we-g-brc-00-experiences-with-tg100-in-clinical-use
#9
Grace Gwe-Ya Kim
: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) originated as an industrial engineering technique used for risk management and safety improvement of complex processes. In the context of radiotherapy, the AAPM Task Group 100 advocates FMEA as the framework of choice for establishing clinical quality management protocols. However, there is concern that widespread adoption of FMEA in radiation oncology will be hampered by the perception that implementation of the tool will have a steep learning curve, be extremely time consuming and labor intensive, and require additional resources...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048251/we-g-brc-01-risk-assessment-for-radiosurgery
#10
G Kim
: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) originated as an industrial engineering technique used for risk management and safety improvement of complex processes. In the context of radiotherapy, the AAPM Task Group 100 advocates FMEA as the framework of choice for establishing clinical quality management protocols. However, there is concern that widespread adoption of FMEA in radiation oncology will be hampered by the perception that implementation of the tool will have a steep learning curve, be extremely time consuming and labor intensive, and require additional resources...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047604/we-g-brc-02-risk-assessment-for-hdr-brachytherapy
#11
J Mayadev
: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) originated as an industrial engineering technique used for risk management and safety improvement of complex processes. In the context of radiotherapy, the AAPM Task Group 100 advocates FMEA as the framework of choice for establishing clinical quality management protocols. However, there is concern that widespread adoption of FMEA in radiation oncology will be hampered by the perception that implementation of the tool will have a steep learning curve, be extremely time consuming and labor intensive, and require additional resources...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046955/we-g-brc-03-risk-assessment-for-physics-plan-review
#12
S Parker
: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) originated as an industrial engineering technique used for risk management and safety improvement of complex processes. In the context of radiotherapy, the AAPM Task Group 100 advocates FMEA as the framework of choice for establishing clinical quality management protocols. However, there is concern that widespread adoption of FMEA in radiation oncology will be hampered by the perception that implementation of the tool will have a steep learning curve, be extremely time consuming and labor intensive, and require additional resources...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042667/the-difficulties-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Martin J Westgate, David B Lindenmayer
The need for robust evidence to support conservation actions has driven the adoption of systematic approaches to research synthesis in ecology. However, applying systematic review to complex or open questions remains challenging, and this task is becoming more difficult as the quantity of scientific literature increases. Here, we draw on the science of linguistics for guidance as to why the process of identifying and sorting information during systematic review remains so labor-intensive, and to provide potential solutions...
January 2, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034599/neuraxial-analgesia-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-fowler-s-syndrome-and-sacral-neuromodulation
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M Ansó, L Veiga-Gil, J De Carlos, A Hualde, J Pérez-Cajaraville
We report the anesthetic management of a 16-year-old woman with Fowler's syndrome who became pregnant three years after sacral neuromodulation was initiated for treatment of the condition. Multidisciplinary consensus was to switch off the neurostimulator during pregnancy, and attempt vaginal delivery with a neuraxial block. When the patient was admitted for labor, an epidural catheter was placed successfully. The patient had a normal vaginal delivery. Sacral neuromodulation was restarted uneventfully in the early puerperium and the Fowler's syndrome remains well controlled...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029462/-prediction-of-preterm-delivery-in-symptomatic-women-preterm-labor
#15
G Benoist
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the predictors of spontaneous preterm birth in case of preterm labor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search in Medline and Cochrane databases and recommendations of international societies. Selection of studies in symptomatic women (with preterm labor). RESULTS: Preterm labor is defined as a clinical situation occurring between 22 and 36 weeks + 6 days, in which cervical changes are observed associated with uterine contractions, evolving spontaneously or not to preterm delivery (Professional consensus)...
October 28, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029180/long-term-childhood-outcomes-of-breech-presentation-by-intended-mode-of-delivery-a-population-record-linkage-study
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Yu Sun Bin, Jane B Ford, Michael C Nicholl, Christine L Roberts
INTRODUCTION: There is a lack of information on long-term outcomes by mode of delivery for term breech presentation. We aimed to compare childhood mortality, cerebral palsy, hospitalizations, developmental, and educational outcomes associated with intended vaginal breech birth (VBB) compared to planned cesarean section . MATERIAL AND METHODS: Population birth and hospital records from New South Wales, Australia, were used to identify women with non-anomalous pregnancies eligible for VBB during 2001 to 2012...
December 28, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997053/cervical-length-screening-for-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-singleton-pregnancies-with-threatened-preterm-labor-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-using-individual-patient-level-data
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Berghella, Montse Palacio, Amen Ness, Zarko Alfirevic, Kypros Nicolaides, Gabriele Saccone
OBJECTIVE: Cervical length screening by transvaginal ultrasound has been shown to be a good predictive test for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) in symptomatic singleton pregnancies with threatened preterm labor (PTL). The aim of this Cochrane review and meta-analysis of individual participant data was to evaluate the effect of using knowledge of transvaginal ultrasound cervical length (TVU CL) in preventing PTB in singleton pregnancies presenting with threatened PTL. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register and the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field's Trials Register (May 2016) and reference lists of retrieved studies...
December 20, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996220/understanding-community-based-rehabilitation-and-the-role-of-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-a-discussion-paper
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Vanessa Seijas, Luz H Lugo, Blanca Cano, Luz M Escobar, Carlos Quintero, Boya Nugraha, Christoph Gutenbrunner
BACKGROUND: Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) is an accepted model to improve the delivery of rehabilitation in the community. It includes the access to health care, education, labor and accessible environments. The role of Specialists in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in this strategy (SPRM) is not very well defined. METHODS: On the occasion of the international consultation for the WHO Action Plan for persons with disabilities, a discussion about the meaning of CBR and the role of SPRM on CBR has occurred among the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation medicine (ISPRM) members...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990090/why-do-multiparous-women-with-a-history-of-vaginal-delivery-give-birth-by-cesarean-section
#19
Hale Göksever Çelik, Ayşegül Bestel, Engin Çelik, Alev Atış Aydın
OBJECTIVE: A cesarean section (C-section) is performed to deliver a baby through the mother's abdomen. In recent years, the rate of incidences requiring a C-section is steadily increasing all over the world. Advanced maternal age, chronic health problems, multiple pregnancies as a result of the development of assisted reproductive technologies, and an insufficient supplementary health network can be considered as the reasons why mothers and obstetricians prefer a C-section. Our study aimed to identify the risk factors for the need of C-section in women with a history of vaginal delivery...
2016: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976657/rollout-of-quality-assurance-interventions-in-labor-room-in-two-districts-of-bihar-india
#20
Jyoti Sharma, Sutapa B Neogi, Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Siddharth Reddy, Ghanshyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: Quality of care at the facilities during childbirth remains a major concern. Improved quality could have the greatest dividend in saving maternal and newborn lives. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to implement quality assurance measures in the labor rooms of select public health facilities in two districts of Bihar. METHODS: The labor room quality assurance intervention was implemented in two districts, Gaya and Purnea in Bihar...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
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